KATE Garraway’s mum was rushed to hospital on their family holiday after breaking her foot.
The Good Morning Britain host, whose husband Derek Draper battled Covid last year, opened up about her fresh health scare on Instagram today.
She praised the NHS in a post to fans, saying her mum Marylyn, 78, recieved treatment after a nasty tumble on her way to the beach.
Kate, 54, shared: “Just when you thought (hoped!) I hadn’t had a new reason to thank the #nhs recently cue an unfortunate tumble from my mum on the way to the beach & and a broken foot and twisted ankle.
“Thanks to the typically wonderful #nhs team at #bodmin hospital and particularly wonderful Ruth we managed to get her booted and safely home for further treatment.
“You were all so kind – thank you so much. And thanks to @peugeotuk (again) for lending us a car with enough room for her to keep her leg stretched out for the whole journey (although it did mean my Dad was relegated for the first time ever to the back seat , where he really enjoyed defining the expression ‘back seat driver’!!! )”
Kate’s husband Derek being cared for at home after his Covid battle[/caption]
Kate in tears as she video-called Derek during his time in hospital[/caption]
Kate’s followers quickly reached out to her, with one writing beneath the post: “If anyone needs a break and some good luck it’s you Kate ! Your positive attitude throughout is amazing .”
Another person typed: “Gosh you’ve been through so much! Sending love and get well wishes to your lovely mum and positive continued healing vibes to Derek xx.”
The TV fave has previously opened up about her incredible bond with her mum and said she is the person who has influenced her most in life.
She said about Marylyn: “She’s clever, kind and irritatingly beautiful.”
Kate with her kids Darcey and Billy, and her parents including mum Marylyn[/caption]
Kate has faced the toughest year of her life as husband Derek is the longest-suffering Covid patient in the country.
He currently requires round-the-clock medical care at home.
The star travelled to Cornwall on holiday with her parents and their kids but was forced to leave Derek behind, with his own parents stepping in to manage his care.
Derek with their kids Billy and Darcey[/caption]
The TV star has been caring for her husband after his year-long stay in hospital[/caption]
Kate shared a video of her family along with her cousins, nieces, nephews and her mum and dad playing football earlier this week, before her mum’s accident.
She captioned the clip: “#paradise Thanks to the wonderful mum dad & sisters draper for coming down to be with Derek (with nurses too of course) so I could take my mum dad , Darcey & Billy to Cornwall.”
Kate and Derek share kids Darcey, 15, and Billy, 11, together.
Kate shared a video of her kids playing football with their cousins[/caption]
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Derek was allowed to return home for the first time back in April after being debilitated by Covid.
Kate recently opened up about her husband’s condition to Andrew Marr and said he is a “long way” from the person she knew.
She told him last month: “He is devastated by Covid. He can’t really move, his communication is minimal.
“There are moments when they’re up, so in those moment you feel you know he’s in there. He has a lot of memory but accessing it is limited.”
Kate heartbreakingly concluded: “He is a long way from the Derek Draper you knew, but he is home and alive.”
Kate with her husband Derek Draper[/caption]